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An authentic southern belle takes to the Ojai stage

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By Adanna Moriarty
The center of the world premiere production of “Bless Your Heart” is a play about the tie that binds a family together, love. When the main character, Thomas (David Nelson Taylor) comes back to his hometown for a family wedding, he feels slightly like an alien. Coming from two very different worlds, he from academia, and his very southern family with their strong-willed religious beliefs, and a love of Elvis. His aunt Lucille, played by Julie Denney Hamann, brings a balance to the cast of characters with her chatty, bourbon-laced vivacious ways. 

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